The man in the white house sits, naked and obscene, a pustule of ego, in the harsh light, a man whose grasp exceeded his understanding, because his understanding was dulled by indulgence. He must know somewhere below the surface he skates on that he has destroyed his image, and like Dorian Gray before him, will be devoured by his own corrosion in due time too. One way or another this will kill him, though he may drag down millions with him. One way or another, he knows he has stepped off a cliff, pronounced himself king of the air, and is in freefall. Another dungheap awaits his landing; the dung is all his; when he plunges into it he will be, at last, a self-made man.
The UF Information Technology division was honored to have President Kent Fuchs give the keynote presentation at this year’s State of UFIT. The crowd of 293 listened to the President speak on the university’s aspiration of global academic and scholarly leadership and the plan for achieving the metrics needed to meet this aspiration by 2025.
All good vacations must come to an end. Ours ended in Key West from whence it began. The trip back from Cuba took a little longer than anticipated. When you’re a sailboat and you’re trying to sail north but the wind is coming from the north your progress is slow. For us it was 31 hours slow. We left Cuba at 1:15pm on a Friday. The next morning we were happy to see the sun come up…but then dismayed to learn we were still 70 miles from Key West. And, we could still see Cuba. WTF! We pushed onward and at some point decided to motor because the winds were not going to get us anywhere fast. Finally, arrived at 8:00pm. It was a long day. But is was a good day, too.
Once returning from Cuba we had 24 hours to go to customs and get checked back into the country.
We breakfasted at Blue Heaven, of course.
Key West has changed some. Duval street is pretty much the same and we enjoyed walking it. Unfortunately, Mallory Square hasn’t faired as well. We didn’t even recognize it. Two huge cruise ships and a brand new waterfront. What a shame. We had planned to stay another day but after the disappointing changes to Mallory Square we decided it was time to go home.